My husband Bob and I moved to Discovery Bay in September of 2011 from San Ramon. We spent many weekends in Discovery Bay boating on our Carver Mariner, “Tumbling Dice”.
It had been a lifelong dream to on the water. Moving to Discovery Bay has far surpassed our expectations. We have amazing neighbors and, both being small town mid-west transplants, love the community.
I have a BA in Psychology from Cal State University-Chico and retired in November of 2013 as Vice President of Operations for The National Food Lab in Livermore. There I directed the support functions including Human Resources, IT, Purchasing, Facility Management and Quality Assurance. The DBCOC has been a great way to meet and support the business people of our community.
We are also active members of Discovery Bay Yacht Club where I was Membership Director in 2015. I also belong to the Discovery Bay Republican Women’s group, an organization near and dear to my heart. Having the opportunity to meet neighbors, being a chamber member, being involved with the community and go boating is all part of the dream. Life is good.
Karen Mann is President of Mann & Associates, Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants and has been serving the community since 1983. Her company provides an array of services, including expert witness and partial interest valuations in addition to typical appraisal services. She has developed her firm to remain on the leading edge of technology with the capabilities for on-line orders, the use of electronic file cabinets for both residential and commercial reports and continue to be involved in our leading professional organization.
Service above self has been the life history for me, a licensed nursing home administrator for over 37 years, a Paul Harris Rotarion with a long history of board service. Since retiring to Discovery Bay in 2010, I have served as a Community Services District Director, on the board of Kaleidoscope, the Brentwood Senior Club, Bay Area Rescued Kanines (BARK), and currently treasurer of the Discovery Bay Lions Club. I have also served as a volunteer senior peer counselor in Contra Costa County, and was the Discovery Bay 2014 Citizen of the Year.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Engineering and a MBA.
As a long time Architectural Consultant for the building industry, I have worked for many strong Brand Companies: Andersen Windows (Architectural Consultant). DuPont (Building Science Specialist), Kelly-Moore Paint Company (Architectural Consultant), Masco Corp (Behr Paint) (Architectural Consultant).
I am a published author and have written many industry white papers, articles, as well as 2 books.
Additionally, I am a licensed Contractor in the State of California and have been established since 2003. I was even fortunate enough to work as a contractor for ABC Network’s “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” on the Cadigan-Scott Family Residence in Livermore California.
I can’t wait to get to know you and your business.
Chris Steele is the Vice President at Equity Real Estate Solutions, Inc., a local firm specializing in commercial real estate sales, leasing and management in the San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley region.
In addition to Chris’ role on the Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors, Chris actively serves the community as a member of the Discovery Bay Lions Club and Town of Discovery Bay Community Services District Board of Directors. Chris and his wife Amy became full time residents of Discovery Bay in July 1995.
They have two teenage children attending Liberty High School and enjoy spending their free time playing baseball, basketball, horsing around at horse shows, and enjoying the good life on the water. Previously, Chris served as Chamber Board President and Vice-President.
I am the editor in chief and publisher of the Delta Sun Times newspaper in Discovery Bay.
I am a wife and mother of two boys who both attend schools locally, and a former special sections writer and editor with the Contra Costa Times. I have worked in various roles at Bay Area radio stations, special interest marketing groups and advertising agencies.
I am the past president of the Chamber of Commerce, the 2015 Discovery Bay Citizen of the Year, the founder of the Discovery Bay Parade of Lights, Friday Night Films, Discovery Bay T-ball and adult softball leagues, Discovery Bay Community Campout, and the director of the Discovery Bay Odyssey of the Mind program.